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‘The [Not So] Discreet Charm of Clientelism: Comparative Perspectives on Patron-Client Relations’ Conference

Vladimir Uspensky, Senior Lecturer at the Department of History, has taken part in an international conference on ‘The [Not So] Discreet Charm of Clientelism: Comparative Perspectives on Patron-Client Relations’, which took place on July 19-20, 2015, in Perm. The event was organized by the Perm State University Centre for Comparative History and Political Studies.

Interdisciplinary Workshop in Washington, D.C.

Interdisciplinary Workshop in Washington, D.C.
Elena Kochetkova, researcher at the Department of History and the Centre for Historical Research, took part in a ‘Transplanting Modernity’ workshop, which took place from June 22-24, 2015, at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Summer Seminar for History Students

A group of undergraduate history students is going to a research seminar in Berlin and Bielefeld. The trip is possible thanks to a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

American Academic’s Library Opens in HSE

On Thursday 4th June the Richard Stites Memorial Library opened at HSE St Petersburg. Courtney Nemroff, USA Acting Consul General to St Petersburg was there for the grand opening ceremony.

Historical Voyage across Europe

Undergraduate history students of HSE in St. Petersburg, research assistants of the Centre of Historical Studies, and members of the research and study group ‘Applied Geoinformatics in the Humanities’ recently visited Heidelberg University.

Participation in a project “Oceans Past Platform” of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology Framework COST

Julia Lajus, an Associate Professor at the History Department and Senior Research Fellow, Center for Historical Research of the Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, became a participant from Near Neighbour Countries in the project of the European network COST - Action IS1403 “Oceans Past Platform (OPP)”.

Cultural and Political History in Munich and Regensburg

Ivan Sablin, Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Research (HSE in Saint Petersburg) presented reports dedicated to cultural and political history of North Eurasia in Munich and Regensburg.

The Department of History Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) start cooperation for student and teacher international mobility in the academic year 2015/2016

The University of Jyväskylä (JYU) received funding from the Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) of Finland in order to intensify international student and teacher exchange with HSE –  Saint-Petersburg through the Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Network (FIRST).

Measuring Well-Being and Happiness

On April 30, the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research sponsored a seminar in St. Petersburg by Associate Researcher Francesco Sarracino on ‘Do people care for a sustainable future? Evidence from happiness data’. Sarracino is an economist at Luxembourg’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC) and specializes in social capital, economic growth and well-being; he recently spoke at length with the HSE news service about his research interests, implications of measuring happiness and wellbeing for policymakers, and his experience collaborating with the Higher School of Economics.

HSE Lecturers Took Part in the Conference in France

On March 16-20 Mikhail Antonov, Associate Professor at the Department of Theory and History of Law and State and Sergei Akopov, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science delivered a series of lectures in English and French on legal and political system of the Russian Federation during the conference orgaznised by HSE partner university Science Po Aix-en-Provence.